Campus Life Arts & Programs

Meet Our Staff

Stefanie Norris
Stefanie Norris, Director, Campus Life Arts and Programs 910.962.7722

Stefanie is in her 10th year at UNCW and oversees the unit operations. In addition Stefanie coordinates the Leadership Lecture Series and Art for the Masses. She is originally from Virginia Beach, VA and received her Bachelor's Degree from Longwood University and her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. 

Gillian Perry
Gillian Perry, Assistant Director, Campus Life Arts and Programs 910.962.7971

Gillian is in her 3rd year as a professional staff member at UNCW but is a Seahawk alumna (’13). She oversees the student employee program, Lumina Theater, Sharky’s Box Office & Game Room, and marketing efforts for the department. She received her Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University.

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Kelly Wrobel, ACE Coordinator

Kelly is in her first year at UNCW and advises the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), the on-campus programming board. She is originally from the Chicagoland area and received her Bachelor's Degree from Bradley University and her Masters of Education in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

Graduate Assistants

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Shannon Pelkey -  Graduate Assistant, Programming and Facilities

Shannon is a third-year graduate student at UNCW pursuing a dual degree in Environmental Science and Public Administration and is the Graduate Assistant for Campus Life Arts and Programs. Shannon will also supervise the Social Distance Ambassadors (SDA). She is originally from De Soto, Kansas, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in Environmental Studies. She plans to hone in on her calling in environmental services and activism through immersion in her graduate experience.

Shannon works with the Leadership Lecture Series, Keepin' it Reel, Social Distance Ambassadors

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Lauren Cromie- Graduate Assistant, Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) 

Lauren is a UNCW alumna returning for her Masters in Environmental Studies, and she is the ACE Graduate Assistant. Lauren served as an AmeriCorps member and is excited to utilize her degree and experience to better the Wilmington area. 

Lauren advises ACE Films, Activities, and Marketing

Undergraduate Interns

Courtney Busick - Programming 

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Hunter Jones is a Senior set to graduate with a bachelor's in Biology with minors in both Psychology and Neuroscience. He is a certified EMT Basic and he enjoys the creativity and individuality of each and every gallery exhibition that happens on campus.

Nicki D'Alessio - Marketing

Nicki D'Alessio is a senior double majoring in communication studies and Spanish. She is excited to work as a marketing specialist for Campus Life helping students get connected to UNCW while learning more about marketing strategy. After graduation, Nicki hopes to travel and improve her Spanish skills before pursuing a career in marketing and public relations.

Rilee Knott - Marketing 

Rilee Knott is a Senior working towards a bachelor's degree with a double major in both Digital Arts and Studio Arts. She enjoys being involved on campus through her positions as a marketing intern, event staff, and social distance ambassador. She enjoys her position on the marketing team because it allows her to explore her creativity while bringing the university closer together. When she graduates in the Spring, she hopes to continue working in multimedia design with the experience she has gained from Campus Life.

Sydney Burkett- Marketing

Sydney Burkett is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communication. She is currently working as a Marketing Intern for Campus Life and enjoys how her position enables her to build a community here on campus by promoting campus events and programming. Upon graduating in the spring, Sydney hopes to work in branding and project management for small local businesses. 

Julie Stead -Marketing 

Julie Stead is a Sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Strategy and a minor in Digital Arts. She is currently working as a marketing intern for Campus Life and enjoys how her job helps students get more involved on campus. After graduation, Julie hopes to work in packaging design and brand development for businesses in North Carolina.